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'''Doug Curtis''' (? - 2007) founder of [[Curtis Electromusic Specialties]] and OnChip Systems.
'''Donald Buchla''' is a [[synthesizer]] pioneer, born 18 April 1937 in Southgate, California. Buchla formed his electronic music equipment company, [[Buchla and Associates]] in 1962 in Berkeley, California<!-- reference? --> and in 1963 was commissioned by avant garde music composers Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender, of the [[San Francisco Tape Music Center]] to create an electronic instrument for live performance. His first [[modular synthesizer]], the [[Buchla Series 100]] was completed in 1965, which he began selling in 1966.<ref name="ad">''Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer'', by Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, Harvard University Press, 2002, hardcover {{ISBN|0-674-00889-8}}, 2004 paperback {{ISBN|0-674-01617-3}}</ref><ref>[http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/don-buchla Don Buchla Interview, 16 January 2011] (about [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9on_Theremin Léon Theremin]).</ref>
 
   
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In high school with an interest in sound and music [[electronics]], he designed and built a [[synthesizer]]. He majored from [[Northwestern University (disambiguation)|Northwestern University]], with radio-TV-film. While here he perfected several more synthesizers. Upon graduation, he qualified for a post as junior engineer by showing circuit boards of his designs. He entered a competition to design a semicustom chip and as a result was offered a job at [[Interdesign]], where he worked for four years.<ref name="cem">[http://curtiselectromusic.com/Doug_Curtis.html Doug Curtis] at curtiselectromusic.com</ref>
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He founded Curtis Electromusic Specialties, which produced the [[integrated circuit]]s that were used in a [[CEM and SSM chips in synthesizers|variety]] of [[analog synthesizer]]s for decades. There are several patents in his name. in 2006 he was inducted into the [http://www.sanjoserocks.org/ San Jose Rocks] Hall of Fame for technical contributions to music. With the advent of digital technology, Doug formed the company OnChip Systems.<ref name="cem"/>
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* ''The Art of Electronic Music'' by Tom Darter, William Morrow & Company, 1984, {{ISBN|0-688-03105-6}}, p.75-83
 
 
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* ''Analog Days'' by Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, Harvard University Press, 2004, {{ISBN|0-674-01617-3}}, p.32-52
 
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*[http://curtiselectromusic.com/ Curtis Electromusic] website
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*[http://www.sanjoserocks.org/i_doug_curtis.htm San Jose Rocks] page on Doug Curtis
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* Wikipedia:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Buchla Don Buchla]
 
* [http://www.vasulka.org/archive/Artists7/Subotnick,Morton/interview-WSV.pdf Morton Subotnick Interview], 25 Feb 1992
 
* [http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=605 Don Buchla interview], Polyphony, 0805, August 1983
 
* [https://archive.org/details/DonBuchlaMetronome Don Buchla - How Complicated Could a Metronome Be?], Archive.org
 
   
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Doug Curtis (? - 2007) founder of Curtis Electromusic Specialties and OnChip Systems.

In high school with an interest in sound and music electronics, he designed and built a synthesizer. He majored from Northwestern University, with radio-TV-film. While here he perfected several more synthesizers. Upon graduation, he qualified for a post as junior engineer by showing circuit boards of his designs. He entered a competition to design a semicustom chip and as a result was offered a job at Interdesign, where he worked for four years.[1]

He founded Curtis Electromusic Specialties, which produced the integrated circuits that were used in a variety of analog synthesizers for decades. There are several patents in his name. in 2006 he was inducted into the San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame for technical contributions to music. With the advent of digital technology, Doug formed the company OnChip Systems.[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b Doug Curtis at curtiselectromusic.com